Leading the Challenge

2021 Commonwealth Prevention Alliance Dynamic Online Event

Pre-Conference Deep Dives: May 19 and 26, June 2 and 9

Main Event: June 15-17, 2021



Conference Rates

  CPA Member Rate Non-Member Rate
*Full Conference = Pre Conference Deep Dives + Main Event + Recordings $250 $325
Main Event, Per Day Rate $100 $150
Both Deep Dives $100 $150

*Full Conference registration includes access to all conference session recordings (including all 15 workshops) through July 1, 2021. 


Conference Schedule

Pre-Conference Deep Dive Sessions

Emotional Intelligence: The Science of Emotions and the Role They Play in Our Interactions, with Debbie Muno

Part I - Wednesday, May 19 12:00-1:00pm

Part II - Wednesday, May 26, 12:00-1:00pm

Grassroots Media: Messaging, Strategies, and Tactics, with Craig Bowman

Part I - Wednesday, June 2, 12:00-1:00pm

Part II - Wednesday, June 9, 12:00-1:00pm




Day 1: Tuesday, June 15

9:00-10:00am   KEYNOTE

          Upstream: The Quest to Solve Problems Before They Happen, with Dan Heath

10:15-11:15am WORKSHOP OPTIONS 

Making the Most of Prevention Data Through Multisector Collaborations, with Darigg Brown

The Intersection of Cannabis Policy and Prevention, with Scott Gagnon

Positive Childhood Experiences: How Relationships Support Youth with, Dana Milakovicz

6:30-7:45pm     A Seat at the Table

A Networking Event (CPA Style!)  




Day 2: Wednesday, June 16

8:30-9:30am   KEYNOTE

          Community Engagement Strategies: Best Communication Practices for the Primary Prevention of ATOD Misuse, with Ivan Juzang

9:45-10:45am WORKSHOP OPTIONS 

The Dangers of Problem Gambling in an Aging Population, with Josh Mountz

Queer Inclusive Programming: An Ally's Guide to Prevention, with Dan Fitzgerald

Combining Community Efforts in the Reduction of Both Substance Use and Mental Health Problems, with Albert Gay

11:00am-12:00pm WORKSHOP OPTIONS 

Alcopops and Other Youth-Oriented Products, with Bruce Livingston

Inclusion Around the Coalition Table, with Michelle Duhart

From Needs Assessment to Training Objectives, with Kelly Frizen




Day 3: Thursday, June 17

8:30-9:30am   KEYNOTE

          Leveraging the Promise of Social Connections, with Phillip Graham

9:45-10:45am WORKSHOP OPTIONS 

Intro to the Social Development Strategy, with Jeff Hogan

Prescribing and Overdose Surveillance Trends in Pennsylvania, with Carrie Thomas Goetz

At What Cost? The Cost Effectiveness of Prevention, with Damon Jones

11:00am-12:00pm WORKSHOP OPTIONS 

Social Emotional Learning: The Key to a Better Future, with Katie Kucz

The Media's Impact on Gambling, with Mina Hazar

Covid Impacts on Adolescent Mental Health, with Aaron Weiner


  Guest Speakers, Award Presentations, and Attendee Prizes!






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